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Abdulhadi Alkhawaja’s Health Status Deteriorates 1 Week after Open Hunger Strike

2017-04-20 - 2:50 am

Bahrain Mirror: The health status of detained Bahraini rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja deteriorated 1 week after he launched an open hunger strike. His strike is staged in protest against the "Jaw Central Prison" administration's treatment of detainees, and in light of the worsening security and political situation in the country.

Alkhawaja's daughter, Maryam Alkhawaja posted on her twitter account that he dad is suffering lower back pain because of his kidney. She also noted that he is suffering cramps in his muscles, while his tests showed low blood pressure as his weight dropped excessively to only 56 kg.



Maryam Alkhawaja said in her twitter post "Since the beginning of his #hungerstrike, Abdulhadi Alkhawaja has been allowed to see the dr. without shackles #Bahrain."

She also noted that he refused to be transferred to the military hospital, for fear of being forcibly fed, like what happened during his 2012 hunger strike.

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